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Andre de la VarreScreen Traveler: Damascus and Jerusalem (1936)

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Touristic view of Damascus and Jerusalem, showing the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Haram-esh-Sherif, Mount of Olives, the Wailing Wall, the Jaffa Gate in the old west wall of the city and the dome of the rock.



This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives

Producer: Andre de la Varre
Sponsor: N/A
Audio/Visual: Sd, B&W
Keywords: Middle East; Regional: Palestine; Syria

Creative Commons license: Public Domain


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Reviewer: Ja30fitz - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - July 24, 2005
Subject: A strange old film...
We get a narration of the Middle East in 1938, which is very fascinating. I would like to see more "Screen Traveler" films on this site in the future...it was a series, right?
Reviewer: de la Varre - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - September 4, 2004
Subject: not a stiff upper lipped Brit!
Fascinating to see this movie - one of many produced by my husband's late grandfather - Andre de la Varre Sr. - not a Brit at all but an American and multiple Oscar winner for other travel documentaries.
Reviewer: kneel - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - September 2, 2003
Subject: wheres the car-suicide bombers?
WOW this is a certainly different view of Palestine. Although the Western narrator stil makes a few snide comments like "Oh here is some cheap soap for sale, but by the looks of these people, there is little demand for it!" HAHA
Although I mist say i wanted to frequent the little smoke shop they got with all the water bongs, wonder what those arabs smnoked out of them :)
Reviewer: scott kirkpatrick - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - May 31, 2003
Subject: Damascus and Jerusalem in the 1930's
To answer the previous reviewer's question, I thought I saw copyright 1938 at the start. It is clearly pre-world war II, late British Mandate period. English signs on the streets. That was a quiet period. The street scenes are quite interesting, the narration a bit off-putting. In the 1950s and most of the 1960's Jews were not permitted at the Western Wall, as they are seen in this movie.
Reviewer: Spuzz - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - May 25, 2003
Subject: Fascinating
A great travelogue of Jerusalem/Israel made in the 1950's(?) made more fascinating by the historical relevance in these troubled times in the region. Damascus, Palestine and Jerusalem are covered in this newsreel. I have no idea of what the political state was like during this time, but from was shown here, all was at peace. (Was it?)
Reviewer: Lightcatcher - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - November 8, 2002
Subject: When A Fez Was All the Rage
This ten minute time capsule is a pure delight for those who want to see what Jerusalem was like while still under the sway of the British Empire while retaining some of the influence of the once-ruling Ottomans. The clip offers great quality images and a soundtrack featuring a stiff-upper lipped Brit revealing his true Colonial roots. The music score is pure Ed Wood. Enjoy.

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Visits Damascus, known as the oldest city in the world, and Palestine, the Holy City. Shows the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Haram-esh-Sherif, Mount of Olives, the Wailing Wall, the Jaffa Gate in the old west wall of the city and the dome of the rock.



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